Good Mobile Phone Provider
I am going to russia for studying 10 months and I also wanted to know a good and stable mobile phone network in russia, thanks10 Apr 2008, 04:57 Eric
Hi there! Just wanted to ask if my US mobile phone would work in Russia or should I get a Russian sim card? What are the major providers?Jason 10 Apr 2008, 04:57 - Report
There are three major mobile network providers in Russia: MTS, BeeLine, and Megafon. The prices, coverage, and the services offered by these operators are quite similar. Their networks cover most cities and rural areas in European Russia, and some major Siberian cities. There are some "blank" spots, that is, even major networks do not cover some countryside areas and small villages.
There are also several local operators, but they only have local networks and phonecalls outside of their networks are very expensive. For example, BaikalWestCom (Irkutsk) cover Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude cities only. If you use them to phone to Moscow, it might be very expensive.Isba 11 Apr 2008, 12:38 - Report